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Noah’s Ark at the Skirball

February 17, 2010
Noah’s Ark at the Skirball

The hype is well-deserved.  Noah’s Ark at the Skirball is remarkable.  What doesn’t impress your child will certainly impress you, from the beautiful, clean architecture and grounds of the Skirball Center, to the clever use of materials in the construction and presentation of the exhibit. Noah’s Ark is an interactive world, offering ropes to...
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Let’s Drive!

February 15, 2010
Let’s Drive!

Hayden’s new favorite activity (besides watching Calliou) is driving Daddy’s car.  Not a day goes by that he doesn’t ask me, “Wanna get in daddy’s car?” Interpreted: “I want to get in Daddy’s car.” I try to engage him in something else, such as playing with LEGOS, going for a walk, helping me cook...
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LA Kids Activities

February 13, 2010
LA Kids Activities

With the winter holidays in the distant past and spring still a light-year away, I have had to go back to planning cool kid-friendly activities (other than taking Hayden to Costco, which he loves).  Here you will find a list of some great places around Los Angeles.  If you live elsewhere, consider this list...
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What’s In Our Parenting Library?

February 2, 2010
What’s In Our Parenting Library?

I am a reader, by nature. And a planner, researcher, always looking for the best way, borderline know-it-all kind of person.  So, when Scott and I decided to start planning a family, I quickly acquired a collection of parenting books. I began reading before we even got pregnant and am still reading.  I have...
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Sex-Ed For Toddlers

January 28, 2010

A daily conversation in our home goes something like this… Hayden:  “Mommy has a penis.” Me:  “No, not Mommy.  I’m a lady.  Only boys and men have a penis.” Hayden:  “Mimi has a penis.” Me:  “Nope, not Mimi, either.  Mimi’s a lady, also” Hayden:  “Daddy has a penis.” Me:  “Yes.  Daddy is a man.”...
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Rainy Day Activities

January 27, 2010

“Cook” Something at Home A rainy day is a great opportunity for you to cook something together at home, like a warm pot of soup or a baked treat.  Little kids love to get in on the action with tasks like placing items in a bowl, helping to stir, or adding something to the...
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Top Toddler Toys

January 25, 2010
Top Toddler Toys

Hayden, who turned two in October, has a lot of toys and, for the most part, likes all of them.  There are a bunch that really stand out, though, and here is a list of some of those he enjoys the most: Mozart Music Cube   Mozart Cube Hayden got this at 8 or 9...
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The Sweetest

January 20, 2010

Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children, and no theories. ~John Wilmot Before you have a baby, you think you know what you are getting yourself into.  You read parenting books.  You research online.  You talk to your tummy and get the nursery ready. ...
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